Lovely Crete has a unique and spectacular coastline. Paddle the clear, blue Mediterranean waters; explore sea caves, tunnels and arches; relax on deserted beaches; explore uninhabited islands.
This is a daily trip around Lentas, 75 km south of Heraklion, in south Crete.
The name of Lentas possibly derives from the Greek word lion (in Greek leontas). It refers to the lion shaped cape that makes the small protected bay of Lentas. This cape is documented in medieval maps as Cape Liontas.
Lentas belongs to an area where the climate consists an exception in accordance to the climate on the island of Crete which is Mediterranean. Lentas falls in the North African climatic zone and thus enjoys significantly more sunny days and high temperatures during the summer.
Probably the best time to visit Lentas is spring and autumn. For instance, March of 2012 the temperature was 20oC.
Our daily trip starts from the beautiful sandy beach of Diskos, 2km west of Lentas. From there we will paddle near the cliffs of Lendas cape, we will pass the small village of Lentas and will continue through an amazing scenery for a couple of kilometers until we reach the Trafoulas beach.
The beach of Trafoulas is also called Psili Ammos and is one of the most beautiful beaches of the wider area. The cliffs around the beach and inside a small gorge are full of rock climbing routes.
If you are a rock climber you can get your climbing shoes with you and enjoy your favorite sport while rest of the group relaxing!
The only way to reach this beach is either by boat (sea kayak etc) or by walking (30 minutes).
Activity Level: Moderate (in the usual weather conditions), 12-15 km
Departures: Pick up between 8-9 am from Heraklio or anywhere else near the trip. You are welcome to meet us in the starting point. Just contact us for more details.
Full-Day Tour: daily 8-9 am until 4-6 pm Price: €80 per person, 4+ bookings €70 per person Minimum participants: Two
Not Included: Transport, picnic lunches during the kayaking and everything that is not listed above. We suggest our Partner Budget, which offers competitive prices
Please Note : We are not responsible for any accidents or mishaps directly or indirectly related to the tour.
Period: All year long. A great daily trip during the winter month. Most of the times during the winter temperature can go up to 20oC!
Group Size: 2-5 participants.
Difficulty: A sea kayaking trip suitable for everyone. No previous experience is required. The total distance is around 12km. You need to be in good shape to complete this trip.
Notes: Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final selection is left up to the guide.
Temperature during summer months (June - early September) are between 30oC - 42oC. Sun cream and hat is a must! During the winter temperature might dropped down to 8-10oC.
Price: 80€ per person, 4+ bookings 70€ per person
Price Includes: Complete sea kayak equipment and local guide.